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Bill Cosby

Cosby speaks at Frederick Douglass High School in Atlanta, October 3, 2006
Born William Henry Cosby, Jr.
July 12, 1937 (1937-07-12) (age 72)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation Actor, comedian, author, producer, musician, activist
Years active 1962–present
Spouse(s) Camille Hanks
(1964–present)
Five children
Official website
.William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr. (born July 12, 1937) is an American comedian, actor, author, television producer, educator, musician and activist.^ Main > Entertainment > Bill Cosby William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr., Ed.D. (born July 12, 1937) is an American comedian, actor, television producer, activist, and luminary.
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^ An American actor, comedian, television producer, and activist, William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr. Ed.D was born on July 12, 1937.
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^ PM UTC American comedian, actor, author, television producer, musician, activist and veteran stand-up performer Bill Cosby is known around the world for his trademark wit and wi ...

.A veteran stand-up performer, he got his start at various clubs, then landed a starring role in the 1960s action show, I Spy.^ He got his start at various clubs, landing with a vanguard role in the 1960s action show I Spy.
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^ A veteran stand-up performer, he got his start at various clubs, and then landed a vanguard role in the 1960s action show I Spy.
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^ A veteran stand-up performer, he got his start working clubs and making comedy albums, then moved into television with a vanguard role in the 1960s action show I Spy.

.He later starred in his own series, The Bill Cosby Show, in 1969. He was one of the major characters on the children's television show, The Electric Company, for its first two seasons, and created the humorous educational cartoon series, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, about a group of young friends growing up in the city.^ Synopsis: This educational series, designed for children from 3-6 is hosted by Bill Cosby .
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^ This is The Fat Albert cartoon opening theme.

^ He was one of the major characters on the children's television show for its first two seasons, and created the humorous educational cartoon series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, about a group of young friends growing up in the city.
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.Cosby has also acted in a number of films.^ Cosby also acted in numerous films, although none has received the acclaim of his television work.
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^ Cosby also acted in many films, none receiving the acclaim of his television work.
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.During the 1980s, Cosby produced and starred in what is considered to be one of the decade's defining sitcoms, The Cosby Show, which aired eight seasons from 1984 to 1992, and is still seen in syndication.^ Cosby Show-6th Season .
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^ Cosby, of course, starred on his self-titled NBC sitcom for eight seasons, and "Cosby" was the No.
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^ During the 1980s, Cosby produced and starred in what is considered one of Bill Cosby tickets the decade's defining sitcoms, The Cosby Show, which lasted eight seasons from Bill Cosby tickets 1984 to 1992, and is still in syndication.
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.The sitcom highlighted the experiences and growth of an upper-middle-class African American family.^ The sitcom highlighted Bill Cosby tickets the experiences and growth of an upper Bill Cosby tickets middle-class African-American family.
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^ Essentially a throwback to the wholesome family situation comedy, The Cosby Show was unprecedented in its portrayal of an intelligent, affluent, nonstereotypical African-American family.

^ Based on Cosby's own life, the show ushered in a new era of sitcoms, and proved a show could feature a predominately African American cast.
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.He also produced the hit sitcom, A Different World, which became second to The Cosby Show in ratings.^ I preferred the spinoff "A Different World" to the Cosby show.
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^ Exercising his deep concern with projecting positive images of African Americans, Cosby together with partners Tom Werner and Marcy Carsey, produced "A Different World" on NBC for seven seasons.
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^ During the 1980s, Cosby produced and starred in what is considered one of Bill Cosby tickets the decade's defining sitcoms, The Cosby Show, which lasted eight seasons from Bill Cosby tickets 1984 to 1992, and is still in syndication.
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.In the 1990s, he starred in Cosby, which aired from 1996 to 2000, and during the show's last two seasons, hosted Kids Say the Darndest Things.^ Cosby Show-6th Season .
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^ Cosby Show-5th Season .
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^ In addition, Cosby in 1998 became the host of Kids Say the Darndest Things.

.His good-natured, fatherly image has made him a popular personality and garnered him the nickname of "America's Dad". He has been a sought-after spokesman over the years, and has endorsed a number of products, including Jell-O pudding, Kodak film, Ford, Texas Instruments, and Coca-Cola, including New Coke.^ In fact it would not be wrong to say that he had a very fatherly image that made him not only a popular personality but also garnered him the nickname of the "America's Dad".
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^ He had a very friendly and good-natured personality.
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^ Further he has also become a much sought-after spokesman and over the passage of time he has also appeared in several commercials, some of the more popular ones being the commercials regarding Jell-O Pudding, Kodak Film, Ford, Texas Instruments and Coca-Cola (also the New Coke).
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.In 2002, scholar Molefi Kete Asante included him in his book, the 100 Greatest African Americans.^ African-American intellectuals assailed him for it.
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^ The greatest problem that most had with the show was that critics said it did not show accurate African-American life in this country.
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^ I don't blame him for not having a M.D. because in North Carolina in the 1920's African-American men were strongly discouraged from getting a college education .
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[1]
.In 1976, Cosby earned a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Massachusetts.^ (January 1997) In 1976, he earned a doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
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^ University of Massachusetts (earned a Master Degree in Education in 1972 and Doctorate in Education in 1977) .
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^ Cosby's success is not limited to the entertainment industry, as he returned to school in the '70s and earned a Ph.D. degree in education and has since become a staunch advocate and supporter of education in the Black community, donating time and money to the cause.
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For his doctoral research, he wrote a dissertation entitled, "An Integration of the Visual Media Via 'Fat Albert And The Cosby Kids' Into the Elementary School Curriculum as a Teaching Aid and Vehicle to Achieve Increased Learning".[2]

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Early life

.Cosby was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.^ William Henry Cosby, Jr., was born on July 12 , 1937 , in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania .
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^ Someone up there touched Bill Cosby with the gift of comedy when he was born in Philadelphia on July 12, 1937, the son of William and Anna Cosby.
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^ Born in Philadelphia to William and Anna Cosby, William H. Cosby Jr. .
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.He is one of four sons born to Anna Pearl (née Hite), a maid, and William Henry Cosby, Sr., who served as a sailor in the U.S. Navy.^ His mother Anna Pearl was a maid, whereas his father William Henry Cosby, Sr.
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^ Viewers who think of Cosby in terms of one success after another have forgotten such failed 1970s TV projects as The New Bill Cosby Show and Cos.
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^ Main > Entertainment > Bill Cosby William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr., Ed.D. (born July 12, 1937) is an American comedian, actor, television producer, activist, and luminary.
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[3][4] .During much of his early childhood, Cosby's father was away in the U.S. armed forces and spent several years fighting in World War II.^ Between 1969 and the early 80's the world saw his name on 'The Electric Company', the animated 'Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids', 'The New Cosby Show', and 'Cos'.
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^ William Henry Cosby, Jr. Bill Cosby opened his eyes into this world on the 12th of July in the year 1937.
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^ Unfortunately, Cosby realised during production that the film was not going to be what he wanted and publicly denounced it, warning audiences to "stay away" on talk shows.

As a student, he described himself as a class clown. .Cosby was the captain of the baseball and track and field teams at Mary Channing Wister Elementary School in Philadelphia, as well as the class president.^ Early life: A class president, Cosby was also the captain of the baseball and track & field teams at Mary Channing Wister Elementary School in Philadelphia.
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^ Tags: Bill Cosby , track and field .
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^ Biography Early life Cosby was the captain of the baseball and track teams at Mary Channing Wister Elementary School in Philadelphia, as well as class president.

[5] .Early on, though, teachers noted his propensity for clowning around rather than studying.^ Early on, though, teachers noted his propensity for clowning around rather than studying.
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^ They're both right, but perhaps young people could do more to understand Bill Cosby rather than the other way around.
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[6] .At Fitz Simmons Junior High, Cosby began acting in plays as well as continuing his devotion to playing sports.^ At Fitz-Simmons Junior High, Cosby began acting in plays as well as continuing his loyalty to sports.
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^ At Fitz-Simmons Junior High, Cosby began acting in plays as well as continuing his devotion to playing sports.
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^ Raven-Symone: Olivia Kendall Striking while the iron was hot, Symone continued in acting well after her tenure on ‘The Cosby Show’ with roles on the sitcom ‘Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper’ and the ‘Dr.
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[7] .He went on to Central High School, an academically challenging magnet school, but his full schedule of playing football, basketball, baseball, and running track made it hard for him.^ He went on to Central High School, which was known to be academically challenging, but his full schedule of playing football, basketball, baseball, and running track, not to mention his dedication to joking in class, made it hard for him.
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^ He went on to Central High School, but his full schedule of playing football, basketball, baseball, and running track, more importantly his dedication to joking in class, made it harder for him.
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^ He went on to Central High School, an academically challenging magnet school, but his full schedule of playing football, basketball, baseball, and running track, not to mention his dedication to joking in class, made it hard for him.

[7] .In addition, Cosby was working before and after school, selling produce, shining shoes, and stocking shelves at a supermarket to help out the family.^ In addition, to help out the family, Cosby was working before and after school, selling produce, shining shoes, and stocking shelves at a supermarket.
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^ In addition, Cosby was working before and after school, selling produce, shining shoes, and stocking shelves at a supermarket to help out the family.
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^ Finals are over, families have arrived, and May flowers are blooming on campuses across the country (and by blooming I mean schools are planting fully bloomed flowers the day before parents arrive).
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[7] .He transferred to Germantown High School, but failed the tenth grade.^ He transferred to Germantown High School, but failed the tenth grade.
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^ My mother was too busy trying to feed and clothe us.” He was smart enough to be admitted to Central High School, a magnet school in Philadelphia, but transferred and then dropped out in 10th grade and followed his father into the service.
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^ We have a numberof students who should be in their second year of high school but are still in the 8th grade.
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[8] .Instead of repeating, he got a job as an apprentice at a shoe repair shop, which he liked, but could not see himself doing the rest of his life.^ William Morris Agency , retrieved May 31 , 2006 Instead of repeating, he got a job as an apprentice at a shoe repair shop, which he liked, but could not see himself doing the rest of his life.
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^ Instead of repeating, he got a job as an apprentice at a shoe repair shop, which he liked, but could not see himself doing the rest of his life.

^ Frustrated by his job and his ghetto existence, Cosby vows to seek out a better life for himself and his loved ones.
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[7] .Subsequently, he joined the Navy, serving at the Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, Naval Station Argentia, Newfoundland and at the Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland.^ Subsequently, he joined the Navy, serving at the Marine base at Quantico, Virginia and at the Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland.

^ While serving in the Navy Hospital Corps for four years, Cosby worked in physical therapy with some seriously injured Korean War casualties, which helped him discover what was important to him.

^ Subsequently, he joined the Navy, serving at the Marine base at Quantico, Virginia and at the Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland .
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[9]
.While serving in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman for four years, Cosby worked in physical therapy with some seriously injured Korean War casualties,[9] which helped him discover what was important to him.^ While serving in the Navy Hospital Corps for four years, Cosby worked in physical therapy with some seriously injured Korean War casualties, which helped him discover what was important to him.

^ Military.com , retrieved May 31 , 2006 While serving in the Navy medical corps for four years, Cosby worked in physical therapy with some seriously injured Korean War casualties, Military.com , retrieved May 31 , 2006 which helped him discover what was important to him.
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^ In addition, to help out the family, Cosby was working before and after school, selling produce, shining shoes, and stocking shelves at a supermarket.
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.Then he immediately realized the need for an education, and finished his equivalency diploma via correspondence courses.^ He immediately realized the need for an education, and finished his equivalency diploma via correspondence courses.
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^ He finished high school via a correspondence course while still in the service.
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[10] .He then won a track and field scholarship to Philadelphia's Temple University in 1961-62,[11] and studied physical education while running track and playing fullback on the football team.^ Kennedy Center , retrieved May 31 , 2006 He then won a track and field scholarship to Philadelphia 's Temple University in 1961 , ESPER , retrieved May 31 , 2006 and studied physical education while running track and playing right halfback on the football team.
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^ He then won a track and field scholarship to Philadelphia's Temple University in 1961, and studied physical education while running track and playing fullback on the football team.

^ He went on to Central High School, which was known to be academically challenging, but his full schedule of playing football, basketball, baseball, and running track, not to mention his dedication to joking in class, made it hard for him.
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.Cosby also joined the school's chapter of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity.^ Cosby left high school early to join the Navy and after 4 years service entered Temple University on an athletic scholarship.
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^ He is a member of a college fraternity (Omega Psi Phi), so he knows the importance of keeping things “in house”.
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^ The famous comedian and writer and actor Bill Cosby joined the Navy and had to complete his high school by correspondence.
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.Cosby loved humor, and he called himself the class clown.^ To support himself during his college days, Cosby tended bar at night, where he found a ready-made audience for his brand of homegrown humor.
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^ The show was based on a cynical British program called One Foot in the Grave , but Cosby lightened the humor.
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^ This review is from: Bill Cosby, Himself [VHS] (VHS Tape) I still have vivid memories of being a kid and hearing Bill Cosby do his The Dentist sketch on a show called Solid Gold.
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.Even as he progressed through his undergraduate studies, Cosby had continued to hone his talent for humor, joking with fellow enlistees in the service and then with college friends.^ However, he had continued to hone his talent for humor, joking with fellow enlistees in the service and then with college friends.

^ Born in Philadelphia July 12, 1937, Cosby set out to be a physical education instructor but discovered his untapped comedic talent while tending bar to put himself through college.
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^ Cosby was talking not about college drop-outs but grades 9 through 12 and notes that 60 - 90 percent of all blacks in prison are illiterate!
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.When he began bar tending at the Cellar, a club in Philadelphia, to earn money, he became fully aware of his ability to make people laugh.^ When he began tending bar at the Cellar, a club in Philadelphia, to earn money, he became fully aware of his ability to make people laugh.

^ After earning his diploma through correspondence courses, he won a football scholarship to Temple University; while taking classes during the day, he tended bar in the evenings, where his easy ability to make customers laugh resulted in the decision to pursue a career in comedy.
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^ Working nights as a bartender, Cosby discovered he had the ability to make people laugh, so he temporarily shelved his plans to become an athletics teacher and set out to become a nightclub comedian.
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.He worked his customers and saw his tips increase, then ventured on to the stage.^ He worked his customers and saw his tips increase, then ventured on to the stage.
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[12]
.Cosby left Temple to pursue a career in comedy, though he would return to collegiate studies in the 1970s.^ Cosby left Temple as a sophomore to pursue a career in comedy.

^ The Bill Cosby Show and the 1970s He still pursued a variety of television projects: as a regular guest host on The Tonight Show and the star of an annual special for NBC. He returned with another series in 1969, The Bill Cosby Show, a situation comedy that ran for two seasons.
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^ Then in 1982 Cosby released what would be known as his greatest accomplishment until that time, a comedy and performance movie and album entitled 'Bill Cosby: Himself'.
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.He lined up gigs at clubs in Philadelphia and soon was off to New York City, where he appeared at the Gaslight Cafe starting in 1962.[7] He lined up dates in Chicago, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., among others.^ Cosby's career took off quickly, and he lined up dates in Chicago , Las Vegas , San Francisco , and Washington DC , among others.
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^ Cosby's career took off quickly, and he lined up dates in Chicago, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Washington DC, among others.

^ His parents were not pleased, but he lined up gigs at clubs in Philadelphia and soon was off to New York City, where he appeared at the Gaslight Cafe starting in 1962.

He received national exposure on NBC's The Tonight Show in the summer of 1963 and released Bill Cosby Is a Very Funny Fellow...Right!, the first of a series of popular comedy albums in 1964.
.While many comics were using the growing freedom of that decade to explore controversial, sometimes risqué, material, Cosby was making his reputation with humorous recollections of his childhood.^ While many comics were using the growing freedom of that decade to explore controversial, sometimes risqu material, Cosby was making his reputation with humorous recollections of his childhood.

^ Although Cosby mostly restates material that appears in many other books about family life, past and present, his is a winner.
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^ The legendary Bill Cosby has been making people laugh for nearly five decades, most notably as the Emmy winning star of the landmark sitcom "The Cosby Show."
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.Many Americans wondered about the absence of race as a topic in Cosby's stories.^ Although Cosby mostly restates material that appears in many other books about family life, past and present, his is a winner.
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^ Many think it’s not really important but his run on the Cosby show was one of the most positive portrayals of African Americans in the history of TV period.
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^ First, of course, you had Cosby speaking the truth--saying things that too many Americans (black and white) are too afraid to mention.
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.As Cosby's success grew he had to defend his choice of material regularly; as he argued, "A white person listens to my act and he laughs and he thinks, 'Yeah, that's the way I see it too.'^ It's nice to know there is at least one person who thinks there is something good in white people.
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Bill Cosby: ‘Racism is playing a role in recent outbursts against President Obama.’ 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

^ A man I adore, grew up listening to and laughing (at) with my family over his wonderful humor, has thru force of necessity, (no one else will do it), taken the impossible job of 'wake-up-call man' for the black community.

^ In my time, I can’t recall any black people acting the way any of you describle or being taken away in a cop cars.
  • When Can Bill Cosby Expect His Apology? at Deceiver.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC deceiver.com [Source type: General]

Okay. He's white. I'm Negro. .And we both see things the same way.^ By the way, white trash are guilty of the same things, and have the same lack of responsibility.
  • When Can Bill Cosby Expect His Apology? at Deceiver.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC deceiver.com [Source type: General]

^ How have you been able to do both of those things at the same time, remain beloved by Americans and yet stand up for the things politically that you believe in?
  • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Bill Cosby . January 5, 2004 | PBS 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Anonymous Jul 20th, 2009 at 12:40 pm By the way, white trash are guilty of the same things, and have the same lack of responsibility.
  • When Can Bill Cosby Expect His Apology? at Deceiver.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC deceiver.com [Source type: General]

.That must mean that we are alike.^ That must mean that we are alike.....
  • Bill Cosby at AllExperts 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.Right?
So I figure this way I'm doing as much for good race relations as the next guy."^ So I figure I'm doing as much for good race relations as the next guy."
  • Bill Cosby at AllExperts 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Bill Cosby is an ass and he's undermining any good he's capable of doing by refusing to dialogue with people that I believe are much smarter than he is.
  • Bill Cosby Goes After Hip-Hop Blogger 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.hiphopmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ Illiterate people can't do that" You know, I don't much care for Jesse either but in a way what he states here is right.
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[13]
.Carl Reiner described, at the awarding to Cosby of the Mark Twain Prize in 2009, a step in Cosby's career.^ When Bill Cosby was honored with Mark Twain humor prize at the Kennedy Center in October, comedian Jerry Seinfeld was part of the celebrity guest list.
  • Bill Cosby News - Topix 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]
  • Bill Cosby News - Topix 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

^ But all was not lost for the City of Brotherly Love, for native son Bill Cosby was the toast of TV -- receiving the 12th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in a broadcast on PBS that included praise from Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Dick Gregory, Carl Reiner, Steven Wright, Sinbad and more.

^ Still, the Mark Twain Prize is special, he said, because Twain was the “quintessential American writer — because he held his language and his love for words in perfect American form.” .
  • TMOTTMedia » bill cosby 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC tmottgogo.com [Source type: General]

Reiner's son Rob Reiner, then in his early teens, delivered what the father regards as a word-for-word rendition of Cosby's performance on The Ed Sullivan Show of the "Right!" routine, from his ."Noah" series that also appears on the 1963 album Bill Cosby Is A Very Funny Fellow...Right!.^ "Bill Cosby said it right!
  • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Bill Cosby's initial immediate success began with "Bill Cosby Is A Very Funny Fellow, Right?"
  • Children's Literature - Meet Bill Cosby 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.childrenslit.com [Source type: General]

^ Up Next bill cosby(very funny) .
  • The Bill Cosby Show - Cosby VS. Cursing | SPIKE 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

.The father's interest led him first to obtain the video-taped performance, and then to propose Cosby as a guest for The Dick Van Dyke Show.^ Synopsis: Taped at the Troubadour nightclub in Hollywood, California, this video features Bill Cosby , Steve Allen and others in tribute to late comic Lenny Bruce .
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^ PBS. Cosby insisted the performances be free of profanity and the show reflect his emphasis on education.
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^ But friend and mentor is how I describe Dr. William H. Cosby, and I could not be happier to have him here on my very first show.
  • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Bill Cosby . January 5, 2004 | PBS 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

Asked about whether the comic could act, he asserted anyone who could pull off the role of The Lord in the "Right!" routine must be a skilled actor.

I Spy

.Cosby's "Van Dyke" success influenced those planning the I Spy espionage adventure series inspired by the James Bond films.^ Cosby was working the club circuit when Carl Reiner caught his shtick and hooked him up with TV producer Sheldon Leonard, who signed Cosby to play opposite Robert Culp in the espionage series "I Spy."
  • Bill Cosby DVDs, Bill Cosby DVD Rentals, Rent Bill Cosby Movies at Netflix Today 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.netflix.com [Source type: General]

^ After numerous TV guest shots and several top-selling, Grammy Award-winning record albums, Cosby was signed by producer Sheldon Leonard to co-star with Robert Culp in a weekly TV espionage series, I Spy .
  • Bill Cosby - Ask.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Synopsis: Season Two of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids increases the series' episode manifest to 20, with eight brand-new adventures.
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.They asked "why [the agents] have to both be white". In 1965 Cosby became the first African-American co-star (paired with Robert Culp) in a dramatic television series, and NBC became the first to present a series so cast.^ Exercising his deep concern with projecting positive images of African Americans, Cosby together with partners Tom Werner and Marcy Carsey, produced "A Different World" on NBC for seven seasons.
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^ Cappy McGarr, one of the show’s executive producers, said they’re thrilled with the lineup, which also includes Carl Reiner, Wynton Marsalis, and “Cosby” co-stars Phylicia Rashad and Malcolm-Jamal Warner.
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  • Bill Cosby Keeps It Clean For Humor Prize | Access Hollywood - Celebrity News, Photos & Videos 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.accesshollywood.com [Source type: General]

^ After numerous TV guest shots and several top-selling, Grammy Award-winning record albums, Cosby was signed by producer Sheldon Leonard to co-star with Robert Culp in a weekly TV espionage series, I Spy .
  • Bill Cosby - Ask.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.At first Cosby and NBC executives were concerned that some affiliates might be unwilling to carry the series.^ But Cosby's presence as the first black star of a dramatic television series made I Spy unique; Cosby and NBC executives were concerned that some affiliates might be unwilling to carry the series.
  • Bill Cosby at AllExperts 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Synopsis: The series that literally rescued the moribund situation comedy genre from oblivion, NBC's The Cosby Show made its first appearance on September 20, 1984.
  • Bill Cosby Filmography 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.fandango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jerry?s other childhood hero is the iconic Bill Cosby , the first African-American actor to star in his own TV series.
  • Bill Cosby – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]

.At the beginning of the 1965 season four stations declined the show; they were in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama.^ At the beginning of the 1965 season, however, only four stationsdeclined the show.
  • Bill Cosby at AllExperts 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Tech, Vanderbilt, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi or any other White school, because they did not accept Balcks.
  • Bill Cosby: 'Brother Lite' Clarence Thomas 'Doesn't Want to Help Anybody' | NewsBusters.org 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

^ What is it that they're not saying about those four guys that didn't show up?
  • Bill Cosby: 'Brother Lite' Clarence Thomas 'Doesn't Want to Help Anybody' | NewsBusters.org 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

.But the rest of the country was taken with the show's exotic locales and the authentic chemistry between the stars, and it became one of the ratings hits of that television season.^ But the rest of the country was taken with the show's exotic locales and the authentic chemistry of the stars, and it became one of the ratings hits of that television season.
  • Bill Cosby at AllExperts 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ He was one of the major characters on the children's television show for its first two seasons, and created the humorous educational cartoon series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, about a group of young friends growing up in the city.
  • BHM_Bill_Cosby - BlackPlanet.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.blackplanet.com [Source type: General]

^ Add All The Cosby Show: Season 1 Rate 5 stars Rate 4 stars Rate 3 stars Rate 2 stars Rate 1 star Rate not interested Meet the Brooklyn-based Huxtables, an African-American family led by lovable doctor Cliff (Bill Cosby) and his attorney wife, Claire (Phylicia Rashad).
  • Bill Cosby DVDs, Bill Cosby DVD Rentals, Rent Bill Cosby Movies at Netflix Today 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.netflix.com [Source type: General]

.I Spy finished among the twenty most-watched shows that year, and Cosby would be honored with three consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.^ I Spy finished among the twenty most-watched shows that year, and Cosby was honored with an Emmy award for outstanding actor in a dramatic series, as he would be again for the next two consecutive years.
  • Bill Cosby at AllExperts 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Before the series ended, he had won three Emmy Awards.
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^ Synopsis: The series that literally rescued the moribund situation comedy genre from oblivion, NBC's The Cosby Show made its first appearance on September 20, 1984.
  • Bill Cosby Filmography 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.fandango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Although ostensibly focused on Culp's character, the show had clearly become a vehicle for his co-star.^ Originally intended as a vehicle for former Cosby Show co-star Lisa Bonet in her  Read More .
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.Throughout the series' three-year run Cosby was repeatedly confronted with the question of race.^ Synopsis: America's number one-rated series for three years running, The Cosby Show manages to hold on to this lofty status throughout its fifth season on the air.
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^ At one point in the 1999-2000 television season, Cosby had three series running simultaneously--"Cosby," "Kids Say the Darndest Things" (1996-2000) and Nickelodeon's "Little Bill."
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^ My question is not contradictory because only you, ApeBoy, and Cosby are talking about “races.” I tried to get you to identify the white women with the links – you passed.
  • This Is The Difference Between Bill Cosby and Jason Whitlock « The Starting Five 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC thestartingfive.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.For him it was enough that I Spy portrayed two men who worked as equals unhindered by race, but critics took the show to task for not having a black character engage with the racial issues that inflamed the country at that time.^ Most black comics of the era used the race issue in their act; this didn't quite work for Cosby, but relating humorous reminiscences about himself and his childhood buddies worked beautifully.
  • Bill Cosby - Ask.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It was a historic moment in casting when a black man was placed along side a white man as his equal and it created international interest in the show and in Bill Cosby.
  • Children's Literature - Meet Bill Cosby 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.childrenslit.com [Source type: General]

^ Cosby was working the club circuit when Carl Reiner caught his shtick and hooked him up with TV producer Sheldon Leonard, who signed Cosby to play opposite Robert Culp in the espionage series "I Spy."
  • Bill Cosby DVDs, Bill Cosby DVD Rentals, Rent Bill Cosby Movies at Netflix Today 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.netflix.com [Source type: General]

.Cosby was relieved when the series ended, enabling him to concentrate on his family and to return to live performing.^ Cosby also appeared again last night on Late Show with David Letterman , and managed to work in a bit about the World Series and a quirk of live performances that many can relate to.

^ Synopsis: Bill Cosby 's gang of childhood pals evolve from standup comedy to an animated cartoon series to real life in this family-friendly comedy.
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^ How do you perform to a live audience when something big such as the World Series (or other big sporting event, or an election perhaps) has some audience members distracted.

.During the run of the series, Cosby had continued to do stand-up comedy performances, and released a half-dozen record albums.^ He has also continued appearing on the stand-up circuit.
  • BHM_Bill_Cosby - BlackPlanet.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.blackplanet.com [Source type: General]

^ He was the first African-American man to star in his own television series (I Spy with Robert Culp, in the mid-1960s), and also broke racial boundaries with his stand-up comedy career in the 1960s and 1970s.
  • Bill Cosby Discography at Discogs 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

^ PM UTC American comedian, actor, author, television producer, musician, activist and veteran stand-up performer Bill Cosby is known around the world for his trademark wit and wi ...

.He also began to dabble in singing, recording Silver Throat: Bill Cosby Sings in 1967, which provided him with a hit single with his recording of "Li'l Ole Man". He would record several more musical albums into the early 1970s, but he continued to record primarily stand-up comedy work.^ The tracks on this album were taken from Bill Cosby's stand-up movie of the same name.
  • Amazon.com: Bill Cosby: Himself: Bill Cosby: Music 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bill Cosby is a sad old man.
  • Bill Cosby Goes After Hip-Hop Blogger 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.hiphopmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ The quintessential Bill Cosby comedy album , August 28, 2004 .
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Fat Albert, The Bill Cosby Show, and the 1970s

.Cosby still pursued a variety of television projects: as a regular guest host on The Tonight Show and as the star of an annual special for NBC. He returned with another series in 1969, The Bill Cosby Show, a situation comedy that ran for two seasons.^ Synopsis: This educational series, designed for children from 3-6 is hosted by Bill Cosby .
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^ Cosby Show-4th Season .
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^ He returned with another series in 1969 , The Bill Cosby Show , a situation comedy that ran for two seasons.
  • Bill Cosby at AllExperts 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.Cosby played a physical education teacher at a Los Angeles high school.^ His goal was to become a physical education teacher.
  • Children's Literature - Meet Bill Cosby 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.childrenslit.com [Source type: General]

^ Bill Cosby plays the role of Chet Kincaid, a physical education teacher at a Los Angeles high school.
  • The Bill Cosby Show - Cosby VS. Cursing | SPIKE 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ Cosby played a physical education teacher at a Los Angeles high school (he had actually majored in physical education at Temple University); while only a modest critical success, the show was a ratings hit, finishing eleventh in its first season.
  • Bill Cosby at AllExperts 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.While only a modest critical success, the show was a ratings hit, finishing eleventh in its first season.^ Cosby played a physical education teacher at a Los Angeles high school (he had actually majored in physical education at Temple University); while only a modest critical success, the show was a ratings hit, finishing eleventh in its first season.
  • Bill Cosby at AllExperts 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ But the rest of the country was taken with the show's exotic locales and the authentic chemistry of the stars, and it became one of the ratings hits of that television season.
  • Bill Cosby at AllExperts 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ In 1972 , he was back in prime time, with a variety series, The New Bill Cosby Show , but this time he met with poor ratings, and the show lasted only a season.
  • Bill Cosby at AllExperts 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.After The Bill Cosby Show left the air, Cosby returned to his education.^ After The Bill Cosby Show left the air Cosby returned to his education, actively pursuing an advanced degree in education from the University of Massachusetts .
  • Bill Cosby at AllExperts 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ It was a historic moment in casting when a black man was placed along side a white man as his equal and it created international interest in the show and in Bill Cosby.
  • Children's Literature - Meet Bill Cosby 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.childrenslit.com [Source type: General]

^ During the 1980s, Cosby produced and starred in what is considered one of the decade's defining sitcoms, The Cosby Show, which aired from 1984 to 1992.
  • BHM_Bill_Cosby - BlackPlanet.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.blackplanet.com [Source type: General]

.He began graduate work at the University of Massachusetts, qualifying under a special program that allowed for the admission of students who had not completed their bachelor's degrees, but who had had a significant impact on society and/or their communities through their careers.^ Thus, the evidence pointed to the fact that minority quotas for University admissions were actually working against students from these ethnic groups who were on average more qualified for higher education than their white peers.
  • Bill Cosby's New Book Full of Racial Stereotypes | Media and Technology | AlterNet 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Later, the university would grant him his bachelor's degree on the basis of "life experience."
  • Bill Cosby at AllExperts 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ This brother did all the bullshit that america ask of her candidates (fancy university, state and federal office) but the brother also worked as a community activist for the projects of Chicago.
  • This Is The Difference Between Bill Cosby and Jason Whitlock « The Starting Five 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC thestartingfive.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This professional interest led to his involvement in the PBS series The Electric Company, for which he recorded several segments teaching reading skills to young children.^ Synopsis: Bill Cosby teaches young children--via fun and games--all about numbers in these episodes.
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^ Synopsis: Bill Cosby teaches young children about basic direction and thought processes in this video.
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^ Show your children how much fun reading can be and learn the skills needed to prepare for reading.
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.In 1972, Cosby received an MA from the University of Massachusetts and was also back in prime time with a variety series, The New Bill Cosby Show.^ For that new book, which came out in October, I don’t need to mention that it burned to see Bill Cosby wearing a University of Massachusetts shirt in the book flap photo of him, seated alongside co-author Alvin Poussaint, even if Cosby went to graduate school there.
  • Bill Cosby : The Temple News 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC temple-news.com [Source type: General]

^ It was a historic moment in casting when a black man was placed along side a white man as his equal and it created international interest in the show and in Bill Cosby.
  • Children's Literature - Meet Bill Cosby 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.childrenslit.com [Source type: General]

^ Synopsis: The series that literally rescued the moribund situation comedy genre from oblivion, NBC's The Cosby Show made its first appearance on September 20, 1984.
  • Bill Cosby Filmography 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.fandango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, this time he met with poor ratings, and the show lasted only a season.^ The last time SMU was relevant, The Cosby Show was television's No.
  • Bill Cosby: News & Videos about Bill Cosby - CNN.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ The Cosby Show is one of only three American programs that have been #1 in the Nielsen Ratings for five consecutive seasons, along with ‘All in the Family’ and ‘American Idol.’ .
  • TMOTTMedia » bill cosby 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC tmottgogo.com [Source type: General]

^ By the time its first season was over, the series was the second-highest-rated program in the country, enabling NBC to build a brand-new sitcom  Read More .
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.More successful was a Saturday morning show, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, hosted by Cosby and based on his own childhood, running from 1972 to 1979, then from 1979 to 1984 as The New Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.^ Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids: Season 02 .
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^ Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids: Season 01 .
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^ Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids: Season 05 .
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Some schools used the program as a teaching tool, and Cosby himself wrote his dissertation on it in order to obtain his doctorate, also from the University of Massachusetts, in Education in 1976.[7][14] Subsequently, Temple University, where Cosby had begun but never finished his undergraduate studies, would grant him his bachelor's degree on the basis of "life experience".
.Also during the 1970s, Cosby and other African American actors, including Sidney Poitier, joined forces to make some successful comedy films that countered the violent "blaxploitation" films of the era.^ Viewers who think of Cosby in terms of one success after another have forgotten such failed 1970s TV projects as The New Bill Cosby Show and Cos.
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^ Although African-American comedians had long been a staple of the stand-up circuit prior to the emergence of Bill Cosby, none had come even remotely close to reaching the same heights of commercial success or universal acceptance.
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^ Cosby's other television credits during the last decade included "The Cosby Mysteries," a series on NBC, broadcast during the 1994-5 season, and the CBS television movie "I Spy Returns," co-starring his original partner Robert Culp.
  • Children's Literature - Meet Bill Cosby 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.childrenslit.com [Source type: General]

.Uptown Saturday Night (1974) and Let's Do It Again (1975) were generally praised, but much of Cosby's film work has fallen flat.^ Uptown Saturday Night (1974) .
  • Bill Cosby DVDs, Bill Cosby DVD Rentals, Rent Bill Cosby Movies at Netflix Today 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.netflix.com [Source type: General]

^ In the '70s he teamed with actor/director Sidney Poitier to make a trio of popular crime/comedy features: Uptown Saturday Night , Let's Do It Again , and A Piece of the Action .
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^ Pajiba is reporting that Denzel Washington and Will Smith are in talks to co-star in a remake of Uptown Saturday Night.
  • TMOTTMedia » bill cosby 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC tmottgogo.com [Source type: General]

.Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976) costarring Raquel Welch and Harvey Keitel; A Piece of the Action, with Poitier; and California Suite, a compilation of four Neil Simon plays, were all panned.^ In the '70s he teamed with actor/director Sidney Poitier to make a trio of popular crime/comedy features: Uptown Saturday Night , Let's Do It Again , and A Piece of the Action .
  • Bill Cosby - Ask.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Synopsis: Playwright Neil Simon turned to the hotel setting he used so successfully in his stage-play (later a movie) Plaza Suite to explore four more human dramas in his play California Suite, which was adapted into this quite successful movie.
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^ Cosby and Sidney Poitier rejoined to co-star in their third film together, A Piece of the Action.
  • Children's Literature - Meet Bill Cosby 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.childrenslit.com [Source type: General]

In addition, Cos (1976) an hour-long variety show featuring puppets, sketches, and musical numbers, was canceled within the year. .Cosby was also a regular on children's public television programs starting in the 70's, hosting the "Picture Pages" segments that lasted into the early 80s.^ In the early 80's, Cosby hosted Picture Pages on "Captain Kangaroo's Wake Up" program on CBS. Today, the instruction Cosby leads, which is designed to develop readiness skills in pre-school children, is available on home video by Disney.
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^ Synopsis: This educational series, designed for children from 3-6 is hosted by Bill Cosby .
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^ A signed Bill Cosby book with bids starting at $30, a signed Buzz Aldrin novel starting at $20, two Tom Clancy novels and printed pictures of German cars...
  • Bill Cosby – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]

The Cosby Show and the 1980s

.Cosby's greatest television success came in September, 1984 with the debut of The Cosby Show.^ His biggest success came in 1984 with "The Cosby Show," which is credited with reviving the sitcom genre.
  • Bill Cosby DVDs, Bill Cosby DVD Rentals, Rent Bill Cosby Movies at Netflix Today 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.netflix.com [Source type: General]

^ During the 1980s, Cosby produced and starred in what is considered one of the decade's defining sitcoms, The Cosby Show, which aired from 1984 to 1992.
  • BHM_Bill_Cosby - BlackPlanet.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.blackplanet.com [Source type: General]

^ Synopsis: The series that literally rescued the moribund situation comedy genre from oblivion, NBC's The Cosby Show made its first appearance on September 20, 1984.
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.The program aired weekly on NBC and went on to become the highest ranking sitcom of all time.^ At times it was a sitcom minus laughs as well, but NBC had made its promise, and Cosby did his best.
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^ Consequently some messages and transmissions may not be processed in a timely fashion or at all, and some features or functions may be restricted or delayed or become completely inoperable.
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^ According to TV Guide, the sitcom — which aired for 197 episodes — “was TV’s biggest hit in the 1980s, and almost single-handedly revived the sitcom genre and NBC’s ratings fortunes.” .
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.For Cosby, the new situation comedy was a response to the increasingly violent and vulgar fare the networks usually offered.^ Last fall, Cosby co-authored a book - called ‘Come on People’ - which offered his views and critiques of black American culture, a book reviewed by The Temple News .
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^ Through their musical example, Cosby learned to emulate in comedy their ability to take an idea and continually find new and innovative ways of expressing the same theme.
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^ Bill Cosby's inner-city kid creations come to life in a new live-action comedy...
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Cosby is an advocate for humor that is both humorous and family-oriented. He insisted on and received total creative control of the series, and he was involved in every aspect of the series. .Not surprisingly, the show had parallels to Cosby's actual family life: like the characters Cliff and Claire Huxtable, Cosby and his wife Camille were college educated, financially successful, and had five children.^ This show with five children.
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^ He was one of the major characters on the children's television show for its first two seasons, and created the humorous educational cartoon series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, about a group of young friends growing up in the city.
  • BHM_Bill_Cosby - BlackPlanet.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.blackplanet.com [Source type: General]

^ Cosby, of course, is the longtime actor, funnyman and wise social critic behind such TV hits as "Fat Albert" and "The Cosby Show," where he played physician and family man Cliff Huxtable.
  • Bill Cosby's Coming Out as a Conservative? -- Politics Daily 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.politicsdaily.com [Source type: General]

.Essentially a throwback to the wholesome family situation comedy, The Cosby Show was unprecedented in its portrayal of an intelligent, affluent, nonstereotypical African-American family.^ This sitcom had mainly highlighted not only the experiences but also the growth of an upper middle-class African-American family and the issues that they have to face.
  • Cheap Bill Cosby Tickets, Bill Cosby Discount Concert Tickets - Live Tour Dates Schedule 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.onlineticketspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Add All The Cosby Show: Season 1 Rate 5 stars Rate 4 stars Rate 3 stars Rate 2 stars Rate 1 star Rate not interested Meet the Brooklyn-based Huxtables, an African-American family led by lovable doctor Cliff (Bill Cosby) and his attorney wife, Claire (Phylicia Rashad).
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^ His nemesis Dyson says that Cosby, in his later years, is following in the dishonorable tradition of upper-class African Americans who denounce their less fortunate brethren.
  • ‘This Is How We Lost to the White Man’ - The Atlantic(May 2008) 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

.Much of the material from the pilot and first season of The Cosby Show was taken from his then popular video Bill Cosby: Himself, released in 1983. The series was an immediate success, debuting near the top of the ratings and staying there for most of its long run.^ When bill Cosby show debuted did you know then it was going to know.
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^ Bill Cosby: Himself is one of Bill Cosby's 31 releases.
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^ Cosby Show-4th Season .
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.The Cosby Show is one of only two American programs that have been #1 in the Nielsen ratings for five consecutive seasons, along with All in the Family.^ Cosby Show-4th Season .
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^ Cosby Show-6th Season .
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^ Cosby Show-8th Season .
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People magazine called the show "revolutionary", and Newsday concurred that it was a "real breakthrough."
.In 1987, Cosby attempted to return to the big screen with the spy spoof Leonard Part 6.^ Synopsis: CIA director Snyderburn ( Joe Don Baker ) talks former agent Leonard ( Bill Cosby ) into returning to the job in this failed Bond-style spy comedy.
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^ Leonard Part 6 (1987) (story) Bill Cosby: 49 (1987) (V) (writer) Bill Cosby: Himself (1983) (written by) (as William H. Cosby Jr. Bill Cosby, Himself (USA: video box title) "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" (1972) TV series (unknown episodes) ...
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^ Elliot Hopper Leonard Part 6 (1987) ....
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Unfortunately, although Cosby himself was producer and wrote the story,[15] he realized during production that the film was not going to be what he wanted and publicly denounced it, warning audiences to "stay away".

In the 1990s and 2000s

Bill Cosby's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
.After The Cosby Show went off the air in 1992, Cosby embarked on a number of other projects, including a revival of the classic Groucho Marx game show You Bet Your Life (1992–93) along with the TV-movie I Spy Returns (1994) and The Cosby Mysteries (1994).^ During the eighties time period Cosby has already produced and starred in what was considered as being the decade's defining sitcoms, titled The Cosby Show, which had lasted for almost eight seasons and had aired during the time frame of 1984 to 1992.
  • Cheap Bill Cosby Tickets, Bill Cosby Discount Concert Tickets - Live Tour Dates Schedule 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.onlineticketspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When bill Cosby show debuted did you know then it was going to know.
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^ The Cosby Show’ spun off into another sitcom, ‘A Different World,’ which depicted black student life.
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In the mid-1990s, he appeared as a detective in black-and-white film noir-themed commercials for Turner Classic Movies. .He also made appearances in three more films, Ghost Dad (1990), The Meteor Man (1993); and Jack (1996); in addition to being interviewed in Spike Lee's 4 Little Girls (1997), a documentary about the racist bombing of a Birmingham, Alabama, church in 1963. Also in 1996, he started up a new show for CBS, Cosby, again co-starring Phylicia Rashād, his onscreen wife on The Cosby Show.^ Night of About 14 CBS Stars .
  • Bill Cosby Filmography - InBaseline 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.inbaseline.com [Source type: General]

^ He was one of the major characters on the children's television show for its first two seasons, and created the humorous educational cartoon series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, about a group of young friends growing up in the city.
  • BHM_Bill_Cosby - BlackPlanet.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.blackplanet.com [Source type: General]

^ During the eighties time period Cosby has already produced and starred in what was considered as being the decade's defining sitcoms, titled The Cosby Show, which had lasted for almost eight seasons and had aired during the time frame of 1984 to 1992.
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.Cosby co-produced the show for Carsey-Werner Productions.^ Cosby co-produced the show for Carsey-Werner Productions.

^ Viewers who think of Cosby in terms of one success after another have forgotten such failed 1970s TV projects as The New Bill Cosby Show and Cos.
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^ Unfortunately, Cosby realised during production that the film was not going to be what he wanted and publicly denounced it, warning audiences to "stay away" on talk shows.

.The show was based on a cynical British program called One Foot in the Grave, but Cosby lightened the humor.^ Cosby had one of the best family shows on television, and we watched it every week.
  • Bill Cosby's Coming Out as a Conservative? -- Politics Daily 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.politicsdaily.com [Source type: General]

^ The Cosby Show,’ would resonate so well with national audiences become one of the most successful TV shows in history.
  • TMOTTMedia » bill cosby 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC tmottgogo.com [Source type: General]

^ By using the universal language of music, "Bill Cosby Presents the Cosnarati: State of Emergency" delivers a powerful wakeup call - one that everyone should heed.
  • Bill Cosby presents The Cosnarati on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

.It centered on Cosby as Hilton Lucas, an iconoclastic senior citizen who tries to find a new job after being "downsized", and in the meantime, gets on his wife's nerves.^ Viewers who think of Cosby in terms of one success after another have forgotten such failed 1970s TV projects as The New Bill Cosby Show and Cos.
  • Bill Cosby - Ask.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And for the people who are trying to discredit Cosby by bringing up his personal problems, save it for kindergarten class tomorrow.
  • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Spawned a New Process Coding Horror, March 13, 2009 ...to my wife Betsy who did the real work.
  • Bill Cosby – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]

Madeline Kahn costarred as Rashād's goofy business partner. .Cosby was hired by CBS to be the official "spokesman" for the WWJ-TV during an advertising campaign from 1995 to 1998. In addition, Cosby in 1998 became the host of Kids Say the Darndest Things.^ He also hosted the popular Kids Say the Darndest Things that had initially begun in the year 1998, two years after Cosby.
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^ Cosby was active in showbusiness in the 1990s, starring in Cosby, which first aired in 1996, and hosting Kids Say the Darndest Things, which began in 1998, as well as making more movies.
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^ First, of course, you had Cosby speaking the truth--saying things that too many Americans (black and white) are too afraid to mention.
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.After four solid seasons, Cosby was canceled.^ Synopsis: The Cosby Show enters its third season as America's most-watched television series -- and would continue to enjoy this lofty honor for four seasons to come.
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.The last episode aired April 28, 2000. Kids Say the Darndest Things was also canceled the same year.^ He also hosted the popular Kids Say the Darndest Things that had initially begun in the year 1998, two years after Cosby.
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^ Tavis: All kinds of folk, as you can imagine, have had things to say--as you well know--over the last week and a half about what you said.
  • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Bill Cosby . May 26, 2004 | PBS 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ From your cartoons, to your stand up, Kids Say the Darndest Things, Jello, Cosby Show, and all the shows and movies you've done since, you've been with me my whole life.
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.Cosby continued to work with CBS through a development deal and other projects.^ In the presence of NAACP President Kweisi Mfume and other black leaders, Cosby reportedly said, "the lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal.
  • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]

.A series for preschoolers, Little Bill, made its debut on Nickelodeon in 1999. The network renewed the popular program in November 2000. In 2001, at an age when many give serious consideration to retirement, Cosby's agenda included the publication of a new book, as well as delivering the commencement addresses at Morris Brown College, Ohio State University, and at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.^ New Bill Cosby book "Come on, People!"
  • Bill Cosby Speech Transcript 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.eightcitiesmap.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The real issue is exactly what I and others are addressing, including Bill Cosby.
  • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Synopsis: The series that literally rescued the moribund situation comedy genre from oblivion, NBC's The Cosby Show made its first appearance on September 20, 1984.
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[16] .Also that year, he signed a deal with 20th Century Fox to develop a live-action feature film centering on the popular Fat Albert character from his 1970s cartoon series.^ All 20th Century Fox Hom...
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^ Developed (also wrote) the live-action feature "Fat Albert" centering on the popular character from his 1970s cartoon series .
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^ He was one of the major characters on the children's television show for its first two seasons, and created the humorous educational cartoon series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, about a group of young friends growing up in the city.
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.Fat Albert was released in theaters in December 2004. In May 2007 he spoke at the Commencement of High Point University.^ Floyd W. Alston will be the featured speaker at the university-wide commencement ceremony at the Liacouras Center on May 22.
  • Bill Cosby : The Temple News 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC temple-news.com [Source type: General]

^ Reply sankofa Says: December 25, 2007 at 8:18 am It is at a certain point Temple and Cevidence that I concluded this devil; this succubus is stealing our energy and our focus.
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^ Reply Cevidence Says: December 24, 2007 at 11:48 pm Now let’s see how easy numbers can be misused to make a point: .
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.In the summer of 2009, Cosby hosted a comedy gala at Montreal's Just for Laughs comedy festival, the world's largest.^ Until then, Cosby continues to host comedy galas across the globe.
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^ California Dave Jul 18th, 2009 at 4:28 am I have loved Bill Cosby’s comedy since I was very young.
  • When Can Bill Cosby Expect His Apology? at Deceiver.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC deceiver.com [Source type: General]

^ Bill Cosby knows people, and he knows what will make them laugh; he is also one of the greatest storytellers in the world.
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Personal life

Bill Cosby on stage at the 2007 Playboy Jazz Festival in Los Angeles
.Cosby met his wife Camille Hanks while he was performing stand-up in Washington, D.C., in the early 1960s, and she was a student at the University of Maryland.^ As the clip ended, Cosby turned to his wife, Camille, who smiled and clapped.
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^ He is a veteran stand-up performer, who began his careers with the starts he got at various clubs, prior to landing a vanguard role in the sixties.
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^ A veteran stand-up performer, he got his start at various clubs, and then landed a vanguard role in the 1960s action show I Spy.
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.They married on January 25, 1964, and had five children: daughters Erika Ranee (b.^ They have been married since 1964 and they have five children, one of whom is deceased.
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1965), Erinn Chalene (b. 1966), Ensa Camille (b. 1973), and Evin Harrah (b. .1976), and son Ennis William (1969–1997).^ January 1997) Bill's son, Ennis Cosby (27), was shot dead while fixing a flat tire off...
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^ Their son, Ennis William was killed while changi...
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His son Ennis was shot dead while changing a flat tire on the side of the Interstate 405 in Los Angeles on January 16, 1997.
.Bill Cosby is an active alumnus supporter of his alma mater, Temple University, and in particular their men's basketball team, whose games Cosby frequently attends (particularly during the team's glory days under coach John Chaney, who is a close friend of Cosby).^ Viewers who think of Cosby in terms of one success after another have forgotten such failed 1970s TV projects as The New Bill Cosby Show and Cos.
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^ Despite repeated attempts to ask for an interview with Temple alumnus, booster and Board of Trustees member Bill Cosby, we, the 86-year-old newspaper of the community for which he is, invariably, the most public figure, haven’t heard back.
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^ Posted under Chris Rock , Michelle Obama , bill cosby by Kato on Tuesday 27 October 2009 at 9:50 am .
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Cosby is a devoted fan of the Philadelphia Eagles. In 2002, when both the Eagles' starting and backup quarterbacks were injured, Cosby sent a letter to head coach Andy Reid, joking that he was ready to play if needed.
.Cosby also attends many public events, such as the 100th Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden in New York on February 2, 2007. His love for track and field athletics has also been shown with his long time sponsorship, and on-track work with the Penn Relays.^ Tags: Bill Cosby , track and field .
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^ He has also been the long-time commercial spokesman for Jell-O. In the fall of 1996 Cosby returned to prime time TV with yet another The Cosby Show sitcom, again set in New York City and co-starring Phylicia Rashad.
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^ Such was the difference in a field and house slave's rank that on many plantations the two didn't intermingle a lot much less intermarry.
  • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]

.For many years, Cosby has been known to work the finish line at Franklin Field and congratulate athletes.^ Bill Cosby was so right and thank God he finally spoke up and said what people have been needing to hear for many years.
  • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Many things Bill cosby said, I myself and Ms. C. Delores Tucker were saying years ago.
  • Exploring race: Cosby to blacks: Come on people, it's time for change 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC newsblogs.chicagotribune.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Many years ago, Bill Cosby took it upon himself to mess with Eddy Murphy's comedy routine.
  • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]

In 1988, Cosby ran the anchor leg at Penn in a two team race on a 4x400 relay. In a unique twist, Cosby's team was far ahead and his premature celebration was broken when Olympic medalist Valerie Brisco-Hooks, the other team's anchor leg, patted him on the "boom-boom" and passed him en route to victory. The event ended up as a scene on The Cosby Show showing Cosby, as Dr. Huxtable, losing an important grudge match race against the team of former college rival Col. Sanford "Tailwind" Turner (USMC).
Cosby at Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa, May 2009
.Cosby enjoys cigars, a habit he picked up from Groucho Marx, one of his comedy influences.^ Also a nine-time Grammy winner for his hilarious comedy albums, Bill Cosby was voted one of "Comedy Central's Ten Greatest Stand-Ups of All-Time."
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^ Also, please keep in mind, that these parents picked up habits from their environment and this cycle just continues to be repeated over and over again.
  • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The 1974 comedy was directed by Sidney Poitier and starred Poitier and Bill Cosby as two friends who meet up at a nightclub and get robbed of their wallets only to discover the next morning that one of their wallets contained a winning lottery ticket.
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Cosby maintains homes in Shelburne, Massachusetts, and Cheltenham, Pennsylvania. .During the 2009 NFL Draft, he celebrated the draft with former Texas Longhorns' wide receiver Quan Cosby as a means of support, though the two are not related.^ Becky - September 18th, 2009 at 12:40 am And you have probably not been a famous wealthy celebrity also, but that doesn't mean you didn't understand some of his comedy.
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Bill Cosby: ‘Racism is playing a role in recent outbursts against President Obama.’ 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

^ He didn't give up, though; during his rotation in the Intensive Care Nursery he was taken under wing by two nurses.
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^ September 17th, 2009 at 5:50 pm well, i guess that means either i support the one, or i am a racist.
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Bill Cosby: ‘Racism is playing a role in recent outbursts against President Obama.’ 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

[17] He even wore a Temple University helmet and jersey.
Bill Cosby has hosted the Los Angeles Playboy Jazz Festival since 1979. An avid musician, he's best known as a jazz drummer although he can be seen playing bass guitar with Jerry Lewis and Sammy Davis, Jr. on Hugh Hefner's 70s talk show. .His ribald story "The Regular Way" was featured in Playboy's December 1968 issue.^ Sarah Palin: Palinpalooza Meets the Media Political Commentary featuring Arianna Huffington,, December 21, 2009 ...way doctors speak of swine flu.
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[18]

Humanitarian causes

.Bill Cosby has become an active member of The Jazz Foundation of America.^ Bill Cosby was totally off base when he blasted working-class Black America for neglecting to instill morals and values in our children.
  • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I think that the response of Black America would have been quite different if Bill Cosby had been a middle-class Black man struggling to pay his bills just like the rest of us.
  • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The same thing Bill Cosby is talking about in the black community is destroying the rest of America too!
  • Exploring race: Cosby to blacks: Come on people, it's time for change 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC newsblogs.chicagotribune.com [Source type: Original source]

[19] .Cosby became involved with the foundation in 2004. For several years, he has been a featured host for their annual benefit, A Great Night in Harlem, at the Apollo Theater in New York City.^ He has also been the long-time commercial spokesman for Jell-O. In the fall of 1996 Cosby returned to prime time TV with yet another The Cosby Show sitcom, again set in New York City and co-starring Phylicia Rashad.
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^ O n the day last summer when Cosby met me for lunch in the West Village, it was raining, as it had been all week, and New York was experiencing a record-cold August.
  • ‘This Is How We Lost to the White Man’ - The Atlantic(May 2008) 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Synopsis: In this made-for-TV whodunit, funnyman Bill Cosby shifts gears as Guy Hanks, a retired New York Police forensics investigator.
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[20][21]

Awards and honors

Emmys

Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic SeriesPrimetime Emmys
1966 I Spy – Alexander Scott
1967 I Spy – Alexander Scott
1968 I Spy – Alexander Scott

Outstanding Variety Or Musical Program – Primetime Emmys
1969 The Bill Cosby Special

Grammys

Honorary degrees

Cosby has received honorary degrees from more than a dozen colleges and universities:
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Views on morality and socioeconomic issues

In May 2004 after receiving an award at the celebration of the 50th Anniversary commemoration of the Brown v. .Board of Education ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision that outlawed school racial segregation, Cosby made public remarks critical of African Americans who put higher priorities on sports, fashion, and "acting hard" than on education, self-respect, and self-improvement.^ Nor would Mr. Cosby speak to anyone who was not African-American.
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Bill Cosby: ‘Racism is playing a role in recent outbursts against President Obama.’ 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

^ Board of Education Supreme Court decision.

^ African Immigrants better than African Americans??
  • Bill Cosby's New Book Full of Racial Stereotypes | Media and Technology | AlterNet 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

He has made a plea for African American families to educate their children on the many different aspects of American culture (Baker).—
.In "Pound Cake," Cosby, whose doctorate is in education, asked that African American parents begin teaching their children better morals at a younger age.^ African Immigrants better than African Americans??
  • Bill Cosby's New Book Full of Racial Stereotypes | Media and Technology | AlterNet 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ He kept pounding home the need for parents to help their children get an education.

^ Toured the country speaking out about parenting, education and social responsibility, "A Call Out with Cosby" .
  • Bill Cosby - Yahoo! TV 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He directed this address to the leaders in the lower and middle economic classes of the African-American community (see main article).^ While I, as most of us, come from what was considered "low income" or middle to lower-middle class families, I can't not support the bashing of those of us who have not seized the opportunities before them as I have.
  • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]

^ His nemesis Dyson says that Cosby, in his later years, is following in the dishonorable tradition of upper-class African Americans who denounce their less fortunate brethren.
  • ‘This Is How We Lost to the White Man’ - The Atlantic(May 2008) 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ African-American leaders both elected and non-elected have been talking about education forever?
  • This Is The Difference Between Bill Cosby and Jason Whitlock « The Starting Five 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC thestartingfive.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Cosby told reporters of the Washington Times, "Parenting needs to come to the forefront.^ Cosby's comments, first reported by Richard Leiby in the Washington Post, seemed to take aim at poor black spending habits, speaking skills and behavior.
  • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Though Cosby wasn’t coming, Garcia did prepare two dishes of green Jell-O for the inquiring students who did take the time to come out.
  • Bill Cosby : The Temple News 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC temple-news.com [Source type: General]

^ Cosby to blacks: Come on people, it's time for change .
  • Exploring race: Cosby to blacks: Come on people, it's time for change 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC newsblogs.chicagotribune.com [Source type: Original source]

.If you need help and you don't know how to parent, we want to be able to reach out and touch" (DeBose, Brian).^ How do you know that doesn't help disadvantaged black students?
  • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Are you leading by example and reaching out to those who need help?
  • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I don’t know how to measure culture.
  • ‘This Is How We Lost to the White Man’ - The Atlantic(May 2008) 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

Richard Leiby of The Washington Post reported, "Bill Cosby was anything but politically correct in his remarks Monday night at a Constitution Hall bash commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. .Board of Education decision."^ Board of Education Supreme Court decision.

^ Board of Education decision (On Monday, May 17, 2004, Constitution Hall, Washington, DC).
  • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]

.Cosby again came under sharp criticism, and again he was largely unapologetic for his stance when he made similar remarks during a speech in a July 1 meeting commemorating the anniversary of Brown v.^ In his remarks in May at a commemoration of the anniversary of the Brown v.
  • Bill Cosby Scorches Black Culture and Education 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.papillonsartpalace.com [Source type: General]
  • Bill Cosby has more harsh words for black community 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This candor follows earlier remarks Cosby made in May at a commemoration of the anniversary of the Brown v.

^ His anger and frustration erupted into public view during an NAACP awards ceremony in Washington in 2004 commemorating the 50th anniversary of Brown v.
  • ‘This Is How We Lost to the White Man’ - The Atlantic(May 2008) 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

Board of Education
. .During that speech, he admonished blacks for not assisting or concerning themselves with the individuals who are involved with crime or have counter-productive aspirations.^ Added to that pathology are the verbal and physical reprisals against blacks who speak and carry themselves properly and seek to excel academically.

^ Fried — You gave the percentages between whites and blacks who commit those crimes.
  • This Is The Difference Between Bill Cosby and Jason Whitlock « The Starting Five 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC thestartingfive.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Who decided, once again, that these men---those who critique and supposedly "tell it like it is" with no sense of care or concern for the discursive dangers of public speech?
  • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]

He further described those who needed attention as "blacks [who] had forgotten the sacrifices of those in the Civil Rights Movement." The talk was interrupted several times by applause and received praise from leaders such as Jesse Jackson. .The speech was featured in the landmark African-American documentary 500 Years Later which set the speech to cartoon visuals.^ Just take a look at the various "Cribs" type shows featuring African-Americans.
  • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]

^ His nemesis Dyson says that Cosby, in his later years, is following in the dishonorable tradition of upper-class African Americans who denounce their less fortunate brethren.
  • ‘This Is How We Lost to the White Man’ - The Atlantic(May 2008) 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Clearly a large part of the African American community is embracing the wrong set of values.
  • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]

[32]
.Georgetown University sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson wrote a book in 2005 entitled Is Bill Cosby Right or Is the Black Middle Class Out of Touch?[33] In the book, Dyson wrote that Cosby was overlooking larger social factors that reinforce poverty and associated crime; factors such as deteriorating schools, stagnating wages, dramatic shifts in the economy, offshoring and downsizing, chronic underemployment, and job and capital flight.^ "Bill Cosby said it right!
  • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Bill cosby said it right!
  • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Black English in school and on the job gets the user nowhere,” Cosby and Poussaint wrote wrote.
  • Bill Cosby : The Temple News 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC temple-news.com [Source type: General]

[34] .Dyson suggested Cosby's comments "betray classist, elitist viewpoints rooted in generational warfare."^ But i would suggest that there is a certain elitism (Cosby IS a multi-millionaire) that not only is plainly evident in his comments, but has even been evident in his past philanthropy which targeted private colleges.
  • This Is The Difference Between Bill Cosby and Jason Whitlock « The Starting Five 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC thestartingfive.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[33]
.In a 2008 interview, Cosby mentioned Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Oakland, Detroit and Springfield, Massachusetts as some of the cities where crime was high and young African-American men were being murdered and jailed in disproportionate numbers.^ Nor would Mr. Cosby speak to anyone who was not African-American.
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Bill Cosby: ‘Racism is playing a role in recent outbursts against President Obama.’ 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

^ I am an African-American woman who works in a "failing" Boston Public School with the majority of students being African-American.
  • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Ebony/Jet Guide to Black Excellence series is a project designed to educate young African-Americans about leaders they can look up to.
  • Bill Cosby Filmography 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.fandango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Cosby stood his ground against criticism and affirmed that African-American parents were continuing to fail to inculcate proper standards of moral behavior.^ Synopsis: Bill Cosby narrates this story of Captain Bill Pinkney, the first African-American to sail around the world alone, completing his trip in 22 months.
  • Bill Cosby Filmography 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.fandango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For me, an important question is, Has Bill Cosby given any money to efforts aimed at elavating the plight of disadvantage African Americans?
  • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]

^ His nemesis Dyson says that Cosby, in his later years, is following in the dishonorable tradition of upper-class African Americans who denounce their less fortunate brethren.
  • ‘This Is How We Lost to the White Man’ - The Atlantic(May 2008) 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

[35] Cosby still lectures to black communities (usually at churches) about his frustrations with certain problems prevalent in underprivileged urban communities such as taking part in illegal drugs, teenage pregnancy, Black Entertainment Television, high school dropouts, anti-intellectualism, gangsta rap, vulgarity, thievery, offensive clothing, vanity, parental alienation, single-parenting and failing to live up to the ideals of Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King, Jr. and the African American ancestors that preceded Generation X. .Cosby criticizes those African Americans who associate his ideals with race treachery.^ Nor would Mr. Cosby speak to anyone who was not African-American.
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Bill Cosby: ‘Racism is playing a role in recent outbursts against President Obama.’ 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

^ The only racists here are those who are trying to inject race into the discussion and therefore perpetuate racial divisions.
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Bill Cosby: ‘Racism is playing a role in recent outbursts against President Obama.’ 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

^ The ethnocentric irony of speaking mainstream "American" english has been used to oppress Irish Americans, Italian Americans, German Americans, Scottish Americans and African Americans by those who spent half their life in college studying what others were busting their ass doing.
  • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]

Works

Discography

Comedy albums

Music albums

Compilations

Singles

Year Single Chart Positions
US US R&B
1967 "Little Ol' Man (Uptight—Everything's Alright)" 4 18
1970 "Grover Henson Feels Forgotten" 70
1976 "I Luv Myself Better Than I Luv Myself" 59
"Yes, Yes, Yes" 46 11

Books

  • Cosby, Bill (1986). Fatherhood. New York: Doubleday. .ISBN 978-0-385-23410-8. OCLC 15686687. 
  • Cosby, Bill (1987).^ Himself Bill Cosby: 49 (1987) (V) ....
    • Bill Cosby 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
    • Bill Cosby 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    Time Flies. New York: Doubleday. .ISBN 978-0-385-24040-6. OCLC 16081611. 
  • Cosby, Bill (1989).^ Himself Bill Cosby Salutes Alvin Ailey (1989) (TV) ....
    • Bill Cosby 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    Love and Marriage. New York: Doubleday. ISBN 978-0-385-24664-4. OCLC 18984758. 
  • Cosby, Bill (1991). Childhood. New York: Putnam. ISBN 978-0-399-13647-4. OCLC 23650310. 
  • Cosby, Bill (1998). .Kids Say the Darndest Things.^ Hosted the CBS series "Kids Say the Darndest Things" .
    • Bill Cosby - Yahoo! TV 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Hilton Lucas     - Kids Eat the Darndest Things (2000) TV episode ....
    • Bill Cosby 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
    • Bill Cosby 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Himself "Kids Say the Darndest Things" (1998) TV series ....
    • Bill Cosby 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
    • Bill Cosby 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    .New York: Bantam Books.^ Edward P. Jones author of the book, The Known World will be at Hue-man Bookstore off of 125th Street in harlem, New York City.
    • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]

    ISBN 978-0-553-11043-2. OCLC 39498709.
     
  • Cosby, Bill (1999). Congratulations! Now What?: A Book for Graduates. New York: Hyperion. .ISBN 978-0-7868-6572-7. OCLC 40979923. 
  • Allen, Dwight William; Cosby, Bill (2000).^ Actors: Raquel Welch , Bill Cosby , Harvey Keitel , Allen Garfield , Larry Hagman .
    • Bill Cosby Filmography 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.fandango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Synopsis: Taped at the Troubadour nightclub in Hollywood, California, this video features Bill Cosby , Steve Allen and others in tribute to late comic Lenny Bruce .
    • Bill Cosby Filmography 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.fandango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    American Schools: The $100 Billion Challenge. New York: IPublish.com. .ISBN 978-0-7595-5000-1. OCLC 48915448. 
  • Cosby, Bill; Booth, George (2001).^ Bill Cosby , Larry King, Suze Orman, Joe Montana, George Foreman, Goldie Hawn, Jerry Lewis.
    • Bill Cosby – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Actors: Leif Erickson , Gloria Foster , George Spell , Bill Cosby .
    • Bill Cosby Filmography 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.fandango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Actors: Robert Culp , George Newbern , Salli Richardson , Bill Cosby .
    • Bill Cosby Filmography 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.fandango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Cosbyology: Essays and Observations from the Doctor of Comedy. New York: Hyperion. ISBN 978-0-7868-6810-0. OCLC 46359836. 
  • Cosby, Bill (2003). I Am What I Ate ... and I'm Frightened!!!: And Other Digressions from the Doctor of Comedy. New York: HarperEntertainment. ISBN 978-0-06-054573-4. OCLC 52387894. 
  • Cosby, Bill; Cosby, Erika (2003). Friends of a Feather: One of Life's Little Fables. New York: Harper Entertainment. .ISBN 978-0-06-009147-7. OCLC 52206847. 
  • Cosby, Bill; Poussaint, Alvin F. (2007).^ Cosby [ Report this comment ] Posted by: playitsam on Oct 20, 2007 6:48 AM Current rating: Not yet rated [ 1 = poor; 5 = excellent] Bill Cosby has it right.
    • Bill Cosby's New Book Full of Racial Stereotypes | Media and Technology | AlterNet 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Bill Cosby Salutes Alvin Ailey .
    • Bill Cosby Filmography - InBaseline 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.inbaseline.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Luzmejor [ Report this comment ] Posted by: luzmejor on Oct 17, 2007 6:28 AM Current rating: 5 [ 1 = poor; 5 = excellent] I have to agree with Gee on what the real problem is with Bill Cosby.
    • Bill Cosby's New Book Full of Racial Stereotypes | Media and Technology | AlterNet 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    .Come on, People: On the Path from Victims to Victors.^ Bill Cosby and Alvin Pouissaint Come on People: On the Path from Victims to Victors Review: A Decent Message though it may have Some Flaws - Motivational / Self Help Books Newest Reviews - SharedReviews.com, February 28, 2009 ...
    • Bill Cosby – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Even the book title, Come on People: On the Path from Victims to Victors (a hint they're all losers) conveys that smear.
    • Bill Cosby's New Book Full of Racial Stereotypes | Media and Technology | AlterNet 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    Nashville: Thomas Nelson. ISBN 978-1-59555-092-7. OCLC 153581209. 

See also

References

  1. ^ Asante, Molefi Kete (2002). 100 Greatest African Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Amherst, New York. Prometheus Books. ISBN 1-57392-963-8.
  2. ^ Copies of his dissertation are available from University Microfilms International as document number 7706369.
  3. ^ "Bill Cosby Biography (1937-)". Filmreference.com. http://www.filmreference.com/film/57/Bill-Cosby.html. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  4. ^ "A Glimpse at Bill Cosby's Virginia Roots". Genealogymagazine.com. http://www.genealogymagazine.com/billcosby.html. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  5. ^ "Bill Cosby Trivia". TV.com. http://www.tv.com/bill-cosby/person/4026/trivia.html. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  6. ^ "Bill Cosby and Me - Behind the Lens". 2007-09-11. http://blog.washingtonpost.com/behind-the-lens/2006/12/bill_cosby_and_me.html. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Bill Cosby Biography". Buzzle.com. http://www.buzzle.com/articles/bill-cosby-biography.html. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  8. ^ William Morris Agency, retrieved May 31, 2006
  9. ^ a b "Transition Profile — Bill Cosby". Veterans Careers. Military.com. http://www.military.com/Careers/Content1?file=trans_bill_cosby.htm&area=Content. Retrieved 2007-05-31. 
  10. ^ Kennedy Center, retrieved May 31, 2006
  11. ^ ESPER, retrieved May 31, 2006
  12. ^ Verve Records, retrieved May 31, 2006
  13. ^ Smith, Ronald L. (1997). Cosby: The Life of a Comedy Legend. Prometheus Books. p. 57. ISBN 1-57392-126-1. 
  14. ^ His Ed.D is mistakenly thought by many to be honorary. The degree was earned, and the real dissertation can easily be found in the UMI ProQuest Dissertation Abstracts as pub. no. AAT 7706369
  15. ^ Leonard Part 6 (1987)
  16. ^ a b Bill Cosby to be Rensselaer’s Commencement Speaker
  17. ^ Halliburton, Suzanne (2009-04-23). "For Quan and comedian, draft will be the Cosby show". Austin American-Statesman. http://www.statesman.com/sports/content/sports/stories/longhorns/04/23/0423cosby.html. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 
  18. ^ Cosby, Bill. "The Regular Way", page 115, Playboy, December 1968
  19. ^ famegame.com. 2009-13-10. URL: http://www.famegame.com/person/Bill_Cosby. Accessed: 2009-13-10. (Archived by famegame.com at http://www.famegame.com/person/Bill_Cosby)
  20. ^ bmi.com. 2009-13-10. URL: http://www.bmi.com/news/entry/233021. Accessed: 2009-13-10. (Archived by bmi.com at http://www.bmi.com/news/entry/233021)
  21. ^ nytimes.com. 2009-13-10. URL: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C05E5DB1031F934A25756C0A9619C8B63. Accessed: 2009-13-10. (Archived by nytimes.com at http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C05E5DB1031F934A25756C0A9619C8B63)
  22. ^ "BIOGRAPHY OF BILL COSBY". John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=showIndividual&entitY_id=3713&source_type=A. Retrieved 2007-02-23. 
  23. ^ "VCU 40th Anniversary Events". Virginia Commonwealth University. http://www.40th.vcu.edu/events/billcosby.html. Retrieved 19 September 2009. 
  24. ^ "Commencement 2007: Celebrating Honors and Achievements". Carnegie Mellon University. http://www.cmu.edu/homepage/beyond/2007/spring/commencement-2007.shtml. Retrieved 19 September 2009. 
  25. ^ Berklee College of Music (8 May 2004). "Retiring College President Lee Eliot Berk and Bill Cosby Honored at Berklee College of Music's 2004 Commencement". Press release. http://www.berklee.edu/commencement/2004/default.html. Retrieved 19 September 2009. 
  26. ^ "Three Score: The Berklee 60th Anniversary Concert". Berklee College of Music. 28 January 2006. http://www.berklee.edu/events/2006/01/60th.html. Retrieved 19 September 2009. 
  27. ^ "Bill Cosby Lifts Baylor, Waco Spirits At "Pep Rally"". Baylor University. 5 September 2003. http://www.baylor.edu/pr/news.php?action=story&story=5467. Retrieved 19 September 2009. 
  28. ^ "Honorary Degrees". Yale Bulletin and Calendar 31 (31). 6 June 2003. http://www.yale.edu/opa/arc-ybc/v31.n31/story103.html. Retrieved 19 September 2009. 
  29. ^ "Honorary Degree Recipients". Haverford College. 7 July 2009. http://www.haverford.edu/commencement/files/honorarydegrees.pdf. Retrieved 19 September 2009. 
  30. ^ "Commencement: Honorary Degrees". University of Pennsylvania. http://www.upenn.edu/commencement/hist/hondegalph.html#C. Retrieved 19 September 2009. 
  31. ^ "Commencement: Speakers Since 1938". University of Pennsylvania. http://www.upenn.edu/commencement/hist/speakers38.html. Retrieved 19 September 2009. 
  32. ^ Bill Cosby Pound Cake in film 500 Years Later
  33. ^ a b National Public Radio. Is Bill Cosby Right or Is the Black Middle Class Out of Touch? [map]. Retrieved on 23 July 2009.
  34. ^ The Washington Post. The Injustice Bill Cosby Won't See [map]. Retrieved on 28 July 2009.
  35. ^ "The Breaking Point » Bill Cosby: Race man, pariah, hero". Diamondsuite.net. http://www.diamondsuite.net/index.php/?p=420. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
General References
  • DeBose, Brian (September 9, 2004). .""Cosby urges leaders to aid black families"".^ LiberalHypocrit - September 17th, 2009 at 6:48 pm The black community in America is doomed if people like Cosby are gonna start drinking the Kool-Aid too.
    • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Bill Cosby: ‘Racism is playing a role in recent outbursts against President Obama.’ 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Bill Cosby had my respect when he swam against the river and urged black Americans to take responsibility for their own futures and not to rely on government support.
    • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Bill Cosby: ‘Racism is playing a role in recent outbursts against President Obama.’ 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Days later, stunned blacks sent emails urging blacks to boycott Bill Cosby.
    • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]

    The Washington Times. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb5244/is_200409/ai_n19571672. Retrieved 2007-11-04.
     
  • Leiby, Richard. "Publications with a Cannes-Do Attitude." Washington Post. .May 19, 2004: 3.
  • Morano, Marc.^ May 24 2004, 7:19 PM .
    • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]

    "Bill Cosby was hounded by President Nixon." World Entertainment News Network. .May 1, 2000. 2 Mar 2006. www.imdb.com
  • "Segregated Expectations" USA Today.^ The Today Show (USA: alternative title)     - Episode dated 19 May 2009 (2009) TV episode ....
    • Bill Cosby 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
    • Bill Cosby 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    May 15, 2003: 12.
  • Wu, Frank H. "Brown at 50: Keeping Promises." Black Issues in Higher Education. .May 20, 2004: 49
  • "Biography — William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr.".^ William H. Cosby Jr. Ed.D .
    • Bill Cosby 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
    • Bill Cosby 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Reader May 27 2004, 8:49 PM .
    • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ RWBlake - September 17th, 2009 at 6:47 pm Calm down, it is a facebook page which may not even be Bill Cosby.
    • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Bill Cosby: ‘Racism is playing a role in recent outbursts against President Obama.’ 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

    Biographies in Naval History. Naval Historical Center, Department of the Navy. June 22, 2006. http://www.history.navy.mil/bios/cosby_bill.htm. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 

External links


Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

.William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr., Ed.D (born July 12, 1937) is an American actor, comedian, television producer and activist.^ July 12, 1937 Philadelphia, PA .
  • Bill Cosby - Biography - Ask.com 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

^ Main > Entertainment > Bill Cosby William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr., Ed.D. (born July 12, 1937) is an American comedian, actor, television producer, activist, and luminary.
  • BHM_Bill_Cosby - BlackPlanet.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.blackplanet.com [Source type: General]

^ William H. Cosby, Jr. (Bill Cosby) Learn how you learn, then YOU will LOVE learning!
  • William H. Cosby, Jr. (Bill Cosby) | Facebook 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.facebook.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Contents

Sourced

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  • We've got to take the neighborhood back.^ We've got to take the neighborhood back (clapping).
    • Bill Cosby Speech Transcript 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.eightcitiesmap.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We have got to take the neighborhood back.
    • Bill Cosby’s Rant | Life, Hacks, and Internet 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC pufone.org [Source type: Original source]
    • CNN.com - The outspoken Bill Cosby - Nov 11, 2004 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: General]
    • Project Appleseed - Bill Cosby On Parents 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.projectappleseed.org [Source type: News]
    • snopes.com: Bill Cosby on Blaming White People 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.snopes.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Atlanta Daily World - Bill Cosby Stands Behind Critical Comments 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.zwire.com [Source type: Original source]
    • The Black Commentator - - Issue 92 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.blackcommentator.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We’ve got to take the neighborhood back.
    • Bill Cosby NAACP 17 May 2004 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.mishalov.com [Source type: Original source]
    • (2004) Bill Cosby, “The Pound Cake Speech” | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.blackpast.org [Source type: Original source]

    .We've got to go in there.^ We've got to go in there.
    • Bill Cosby Speech Transcript 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.eightcitiesmap.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We’ve got to go in there.
    • (2004) Bill Cosby, “The Pound Cake Speech” | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.blackpast.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Just forget telling your child to go to the Peace Corps.^ Just forget telling your child to go to the Peace Corps.
    • American Rhetoric: Bill Cosby - Address at the NAACP's Commemoration of the 50th of Brown v. Board of Education 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Bill Cosby Speech Transcript 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.eightcitiesmap.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Bill Cosby NAACP 17 May 2004 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.mishalov.com [Source type: Original source]
    • (2004) Bill Cosby, “The Pound Cake Speech” | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.blackpast.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We have to go in there -- forget about telling your child to go into the Peace Corps -- it is right around the corner.
    • Project Appleseed - Bill Cosby On Parents 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.projectappleseed.org [Source type: News]
    • Atlanta Daily World - Bill Cosby Stands Behind Critical Comments 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.zwire.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We have to go in there forget about telling your child to go into the Peace Corps it is right around the corner.

    .It's right around the corner.^ It's right around the corner.
    • Bill Cosby Speech Transcript 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.eightcitiesmap.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It’s right around the corner.
    • Bill Cosby NAACP 17 May 2004 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.mishalov.com [Source type: Original source]
    • (2004) Bill Cosby, “The Pound Cake Speech” | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.blackpast.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Its right around the corner.
    • American Rhetoric: Bill Cosby - Address at the NAACP's Commemoration of the 50th of Brown v. Board of Education 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]

    It's standing on the corner. It can't speak English. .It doesn't want to speak English.^ It doesnt want to speak English.
    • American Rhetoric: Bill Cosby - Address at the NAACP's Commemoration of the 50th of Brown v. Board of Education 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It doesn't want to speak English.
    • Bill Cosby Speech Transcript 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.eightcitiesmap.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It doesn’t want to speak English.
    • Bill Cosby NAACP 17 May 2004 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.mishalov.com [Source type: Original source]
    • (2004) Bill Cosby, “The Pound Cake Speech” | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.blackpast.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I can't even talk the way these people talk.^ 'I can't even talk the way these people talk.
    • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Bill Cosby . May 26, 2004 | PBS 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I can’t even talk the way these people talk.
    • Bill Cosby NAACP 17 May 2004 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.mishalov.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Come on People! Bill Cosby is Right -- In These Times 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.inthesetimes.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I can't even talk the way these people talk.
    • Bill Cosby Speech Transcript 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.eightcitiesmap.com [Source type: Original source]

    ."Why you ain't where you is go."^ Why don't you go to an AA meeting sometime and see if you feel the same way afterwords?
    • Bill Cosby Drinking - Video 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I can't even talk the way these people talk: Why you ain't, Where you is, What he drive, Where he stay, Where he work, Who you be… And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk.
    • Newsvine - bill-cosby 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.newsvine.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You can’t land a plane with, “Why you ain’t…” You can’t be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth.
    • Bill Cosby NAACP 17 May 2004 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.mishalov.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I don't know who these people are.^ Why you ain’t where you is go, ra.” I don’t know who these people are.
    • Bill Cosby NAACP 17 May 2004 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.mishalov.com [Source type: Original source]
    • (2004) Bill Cosby, “The Pound Cake Speech” | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.blackpast.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I know there are black people who don’t like what I’m saying.
    • Exploring race: Cosby to blacks: Come on people, it's time for change 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC newsblogs.chicagotribune.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I dont know who these people are.
    • American Rhetoric: Bill Cosby - Address at the NAACP's Commemoration of the 50th of Brown v. Board of Education 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]

    .And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk.^ I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk," Cosby said then.
    • Bill Cosby Scorches Black Culture and Education 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.papillonsartpalace.com [Source type: General]
    • Bill Cosby has more harsh words for black community 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk.
    • American Rhetoric: Bill Cosby - Address at the NAACP's Commemoration of the 50th of Brown v. Board of Education 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Bill Cosby . May 26, 2004 | PBS 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Bill Cosby Scorches Black Culture and Education 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.papillonsartpalace.com [Source type: General]
    • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]
    • New York News - Ebonics! Weird Names! $500 Shoes! - page 1 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.villagevoice.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Semantic Compositions: Bill Cosby versus the LSA 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC semanticcompositions.typepad.com [Source type: General]
    • (2004) Bill Cosby, “The Pound Cake Speech” | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.blackpast.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk (laughter).
    • Bill Cosby Speech Transcript 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.eightcitiesmap.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Then I heard the father talk.^ And then I heard the father talk.
    • Bill Cosby and Black Responsibility: The Problem of 'Blaming the Victim' - HUMAN EVENTS 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.humanevents.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Bill Cosby Scorches Black Culture and Education 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.papillonsartpalace.com [Source type: General]
    • Bill Cosby’s Rant | Life, Hacks, and Internet 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC pufone.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]
    • When Can Bill Cosby Expect His Apology? at Deceiver.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC deceiver.com [Source type: General]
    • New York News - Ebonics! Weird Names! $500 Shoes! - page 1 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.villagevoice.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Semantic Compositions: Bill Cosby versus the LSA 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC semanticcompositions.typepad.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Then I heard the father talk.
    • American Rhetoric: Bill Cosby - Address at the NAACP's Commemoration of the 50th of Brown v. Board of Education 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Bill Cosby Speech Transcript 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.eightcitiesmap.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Bill Cosby NAACP 17 May 2004 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.mishalov.com [Source type: Original source]
    • (2004) Bill Cosby, “The Pound Cake Speech” | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.blackpast.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "I can't even talk the way these people talk,” the “Fat Albert” creator said, "And then I heard the father talk ...

    This is all in the house. .You used to talk a certain way on the corner and you got into the house and switched to English.^ You used to talk a certain way on the corner and you got into the house and switched to English.
    • American Rhetoric: Bill Cosby - Address at the NAACP's Commemoration of the 50th of Brown v. Board of Education 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Bill Cosby Speech Transcript 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.eightcitiesmap.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Bill Cosby NAACP 17 May 2004 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.mishalov.com [Source type: Original source]
    • (2004) Bill Cosby, “The Pound Cake Speech” | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.blackpast.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I can't even talk the way these people talk: Why you ain't, Where you is, What he drive, Where he stay, Where he work, Who you be… And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk.
    • Newsvine - bill-cosby 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.newsvine.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I can't even talk the way these people talk: 'Why you ain't?'
    • New York News - Ebonics! Weird Names! $500 Shoes! - page 1 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.villagevoice.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Everybody knows it's important to speak English except these knuckleheads.^ Everybody knows it’s important to speak English except these knuckleheads.
    • Bill Cosby and Black Responsibility: The Problem of 'Blaming the Victim' - HUMAN EVENTS 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.humanevents.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Bill Cosby’s Rant | Life, Hacks, and Internet 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC pufone.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Bill Cosby NAACP 17 May 2004 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.mishalov.com [Source type: Original source]
    • When Can Bill Cosby Expect His Apology? at Deceiver.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC deceiver.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Why you ain’t?’ ‘Where you is?’ … Everybody knows it’s important to speak English except these knuckleheads.
    • Come on People! Bill Cosby is Right -- In These Times 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.inthesetimes.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Everybody knows it's important to speak English except these knuckleheads.
    • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Bill Cosby . May 26, 2004 | PBS 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Bill Cosby Scorches Black Culture and Education 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.papillonsartpalace.com [Source type: General]
    • Bill Cosby Speech Transcript 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.eightcitiesmap.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Semantic Compositions: Bill Cosby versus the LSA 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC semanticcompositions.typepad.com [Source type: General]

    .You can't land a plane with "why you ain't…". You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth.^ You cant land a plane with, Why you aint You cant be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth.
    • American Rhetoric: Bill Cosby - Address at the NAACP's Commemoration of the 50th of Brown v. Board of Education 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You can’t land a plane with, “Why you ain’t…” You can’t be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth.
    • Bill Cosby NAACP 17 May 2004 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.mishalov.com [Source type: Original source]
    • (2004) Bill Cosby, “The Pound Cake Speech” | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.blackpast.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth!"
    • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]

    .There is no Bible that has that kind of language.^ There is no Bible that has that kind of language.
    • American Rhetoric: Bill Cosby - Address at the NAACP's Commemoration of the 50th of Brown v. Board of Education 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Bill Cosby NAACP 17 May 2004 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.mishalov.com [Source type: Original source]
    • (2004) Bill Cosby, “The Pound Cake Speech” | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.blackpast.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Where did these people get the idea that they're moving ahead on this?^ Where did these people get the idea that they’re moving ahead on this.
    • (2004) Bill Cosby, “The Pound Cake Speech” | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.blackpast.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They’re homeless people.
    • (2004) Bill Cosby, “The Pound Cake Speech” | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.blackpast.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What they don’t understand is that the young people who they criticize did not create their own realities.” .
    • TMOTTMedia » bill cosby 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC tmottgogo.com [Source type: General]

    .Well, they know they're not, they're just hanging out in the same place, five or six generations sitting in the projects when you're just supposed to stay there long enough to get a job and move out.^ Just hanging out….
    • Exploring race: Cosby to blacks: Come on people, it's time for change 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC newsblogs.chicagotribune.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Well, they know they're not, they're just hanging out in the same place, five or six generations sitting in the projects when you're just supposed to stay there long enough to get a job and move out.
    • Bill Cosby Speech Transcript 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.eightcitiesmap.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Well, they know they’re not; they’re just hanging out in the same place, five or six generations sitting in the projects when you’re just supposed to stay there long enough to get a job and move out.
    • (2004) Bill Cosby, “The Pound Cake Speech” | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.blackpast.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • "Dr Bill Cosby Speaks at the 50th Anniversary commemoration of the Brown vs Topeka Board of Education Supreme Court Decision," known as the "Pound Cake" speech (May 2004).^ May I please speak to Mr. Bill Cosby?"
      • Everything's obee kaybee! | honoluluadvertiser.com | The Honolulu Advertiser 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.honoluluadvertiser.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
      • Bill Cosby - From Treehugger 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC topics.treehugger.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Board of Education, the landmark Supreme Court decision that struck down school segregation.
      • CNN.com - The outspoken Bill Cosby - Nov 11, 2004 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: General]

      ^ The full transcript of Mr. Bill Cosby’s Pound Cake speech at the 50th Anniversary commemoration of the Brown vs Topeka Board of Education Supreme Court Decision .
      • Bill Cosby’s Rant | Life, Hacks, and Internet 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC pufone.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Full text at Wikisource.
  • I am not interested in statistics that tell me things are not as bad as they seem.^ Pryor was a great comedian but alot of black folks seem to want to praise him for his raunchiness and bad drug habits and womanizing rather than the positive goody goody things they think of Cosby.
    • Bill Cosby To Accept Comedy Award He Previously Rejected | News One 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC newsone.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Reply gmp Says: December 25, 2007 at 8:19 am I’ve taken a statistics class they tell you that you can twist them the way you want.
    • This Is The Difference Between Bill Cosby and Jason Whitlock « The Starting Five 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC thestartingfive.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I have a 16 year old that it seems every time I turn around people are telling me of some new escapade or bad behavior.
    • Bill Cosby Calls Out The "Dirty Laundry" ... - Oprah.com 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.oprah.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Things are horrible. .I have met people crying about what is happening, but there is no solution yet.^ Make no mistake about it, there...
    • Bill Cosby on Yahoo! Music 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ There are no customer reviews yet.
    • Music: Wonderfulness (CD) by Bill Cosby (Artist), 113109154 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.tower.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "I''m talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit.
    • chapters.indigo.ca: Bill Cosby in Books 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.chapters.indigo.ca [Source type: General]

    .Our children are trying to tell us something, and we are not listening.^ The children are trying to tell us something.
    • Anthony Westbury: Bill Cosby offers serious message about youth to Fort Pierce community leaders | Video» TCPalm.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.tcpalm.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Our children are trying to tell us something, and we are not listening,".

    ^ Our children are trying to tell us something, and we are not listening," .

    .I don't care what the statistics say.^ When I say I don’t care about white people, I mean let them say what they want to say.
    • ‘This Is How We Lost to the White Man’ - The Atlantic(May 2008) 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Reply Friedman Says: December 25, 2007 at 7:15 am Hey, boys, care to address the facts, the statistics?
    • This Is The Difference Between Bill Cosby and Jason Whitlock « The Starting Five 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC thestartingfive.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "When I say, 'I don't care what white people think,' I mean that.
    • CNN.com - The outspoken Bill Cosby - Nov 11, 2004 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: General]

Himself (1983)

.
  • My father established our relationship when I was seven years old.^ Today, I bought the same album for my 10 year old.
    • Bill Cosby: The Man Mutes The Message 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC lashawnbarber.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In early 1997, fans were startled when a 22-year-old woman, Autumn Jackson, tried to extort $40 million from Cosby, claiming he was her biological father.

    ^ My eleven year old daughter mopes around the house all day waiting for her breasts to grow.
    • Bill Cosby quotes, quotations, phrases, words 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.icelebz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .He looked at me and said, "You know, I brought you in this world, and I can take you out.^ The world is not out to get you.
    • This Is The Difference Between Bill Cosby and Jason Whitlock « The Starting Five 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC thestartingfive.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I brought you in this world, and I’ll take ya out!” .
    • Bill Cosby gets Twain Prize for humor: What's your fave Cosby moment? | EW.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC popwatch.ew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ He looked at me and said, "You know, I brought you into this world, I'll take you out.

    .And it don't make no difference to me, I'll make another one look just like you."
  • I said to a guy, I said, "Tell me, what is it about cocaine that makes it so wonderful?", and he said, "Well, it intensifies your personality."^ Like my mother always said you can swim in the sewer just don't drink the water it'll make you sick.
    • Was Bill Cosby Right? | keithboykin.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.keithboykin.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And I'll take your response as a No.
    • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Bill Cosby: ‘Racism is playing a role in recent outbursts against President Obama.’ 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But tell me about how you got so passionate about this.
    • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Bill Cosby . May 26, 2004 | PBS 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I said, "Yes, but what if you're an asshole?"
  • A person with no children says, "Well I just love children," and you say "Why?"^ If you're white and say this, you are a racist.
    • Bill Cosby: Grand Theft Auto is Entrance Exam for Prison | GamePolitics 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ But economically -- you will be just saying.
    • Bill Cosby on WEEI 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC audio.weei.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Well, they know they’re not; they’re just hanging out in the same place, five or six generations sitting in the projects when you’re just supposed to stay there long enough to get a job and move out.
    • Bill Cosby NAACP 17 May 2004 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.mishalov.com [Source type: Original source]

    and they say, ."Because a child is so truthful, that's what I love about 'em — they tell the truth."^ He after telling a truth about personal responsibility.
    • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Bill Cosby: ‘Racism is playing a role in recent outbursts against President Obama.’ 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Grandmother, mother, and great grandmother in the same room, raising children, and the child knows nothing about love or respect of any one of the three of them (clapping).
    • Bill Cosby Speech Transcript 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.eightcitiesmap.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Because Democrats, Liberals and educated Hispanics don't tell them the truths.
    • Bill Cosby's New Book Full of Racial Stereotypes | Media and Technology | AlterNet 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    That's a lie, I've got five of 'em. .The only time they tell the truth is if they're having pain.
  • My wife stood up in the stirrups, grabbed my bottom lip and said "I want morphine!" I said "But, dear —" [vigorously breathing].^ Do what they tell you to do and then when you graduate, do what you want to do.

    ^ They can tell when you have givin up on them.
    • I Love Bill Cosby, But... | Official Russell Simmons Blog | Russell Simmons News and Celebrity Blogs | Global Grind 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC globalgrind.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And my wife said, 'Just shut up and get outta here.'
    • The Case of Bill Cosby vs. Tommy Smothers' Head - WFMU's Beware of the Blog 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC blog.wfmu.org [Source type: General]

    .She said "You shut up!^ Murphy said he talked to Richard Pryor about it, and Pryor said, "Tell Cosby to have a Coke, and a smile, and shut the f*** up."
    • Bill Cosby: 'Brother Lite' Clarence Thomas 'Doesn't Want to Help Anybody' | NewsBusters.org 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Was it worth what you said a week and a half ago to get this conversation kicked up-- .
    • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Bill Cosby . May 26, 2004 | PBS 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And my wife said, 'Just shut up and get outta here.'
    • The Case of Bill Cosby vs. Tommy Smothers' Head - WFMU's Beware of the Blog 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC blog.wfmu.org [Source type: General]

    YOU did this to me!" .And on the next contraction she told everybody in the delivery room that my parents were never married.
  • Fathers are the geniuses of the house because only a person as intelligent as we could fake such stupidity.
  • I'm not the boss of my house.^ My parents never smiled, because I had brain damage.

    ^ I am not the boss of my house.

    ^ I lay comfortably in the bosom of my Father and his will knowing that it's all good because it's all God.
    • BHM_Bill_Cosby - BlackPlanet.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.blackplanet.com [Source type: General]

    .I don't know how I lost it, I don't know when I lost it, I don't really think I ever had it.^ I don’t know how to measure culture.
    • ‘This Is How We Lost to the White Man’ - The Atlantic(May 2008) 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I really don't think so.
    • Bill Cosby And The Obama Effect 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If you need help and you don't know how to parent, we want to be able to reach out and touch' (DeBose, Brian).

    .But I've seen the bosses job...and I don't want it!
  • You know what my father's favorite game is?^ Just so you know, I've reported it.
    • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Bill Cosby: ‘Racism is playing a role in recent outbursts against President Obama.’ 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And where is his father, and why dont you know where he is?
    • American Rhetoric: Bill Cosby - Address at the NAACP's Commemoration of the 50th of Brown v. Board of Education 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But I have seen the boss's job, and I don't want it!

    "Come here and pull my finger."

Unsourced

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  • Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
  • We see a successful, elegant man now, but as a child, an adolescent, his life was not a done deal.^ Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.

    ^ Mon, 11/05/2007 - 07:27 ET by msh1973 Wouldn't you love to see Cosby and Thomas debate one another?
    • Bill Cosby: 'Brother Lite' Clarence Thomas 'Doesn't Want to Help Anybody' | NewsBusters.org 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

    ^ The man has over fifteen years of success in the comedy bits so you know the jokes he has for John and Jerry you're gonna be kids."
    • BILL COSBY ON WITH D&C on WEEI 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC audio.weei.com [Source type: General]

    Sidney respected his mistakes. .When failure came, he never said, This is too difficult, too hard', he had the resiliency to try again.^ BeliefNet 5 days ago Bill Cosby once said, "I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."
    • Bill Cosby - News, photos, topics, and quotes 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.daylife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Bill Cosby - From Treehugger 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC topics.treehugger.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    His life is somewhere between astounding and unbelievable.

Misattributions

  • The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague. .
  • Y'see, the kids, they listen to the rap music, which gives them the brain damage.^ "You see; kids today listen to the rap, which gives them the brain damage" .
    • Can Bill Cosby save hip-hop? | Music | guardian.co.uk 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ They also hold group listening parties in person and online, encouraging those involved to discuss with one another what they think about the music.
    • Bill Cosby and the Cosnarati Stop By PopEater to Talk 'Emergency' | PopEater.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.popeater.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Mozart was a drunk but no one thinks about that when they're sitting in a concert hall listening to his music.
    • Open Letter to Clint Eastwood, Woody Allen & Bill Cosby – Jazz.com | Jazz Music – Jazz Artists – Jazz News 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.jazz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .With their hippin' and their hoppin', and their bippin', and their boppin'...^ Aug 23, 2009 at 12:37PM UTC , Dylan James wrote: hippin and the hoppin and the bippin and the boppin .
    • Bill Cosby | Know Your Meme 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC knowyourmeme.com [Source type: General]

    so they don't know what the jazz is all about! .You see, Jazz is like a Jello Pudding pop — no!^ How would you like some jello puddin pops” .
    • Bill Cosby | Know Your Meme 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC knowyourmeme.com [Source type: General]

    ^ When you have the time i would like see you on it.
    • I Love Bill Cosby, But... | Official Russell Simmons Blog | Russell Simmons News and Celebrity Blogs | Global Grind 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC globalgrind.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you’d like to disprove this simple fact, I’d be amused to see you try.
    • This Is The Difference Between Bill Cosby and Jason Whitlock « The Starting Five 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC thestartingfive.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Actually, it's more like Kodak film — no!^ I can't recall who said it, but it goes something like this 'There's no more excuses now.'
    • Bill Cosby: Grand Theft Auto is Entrance Exam for Prison | GamePolitics 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Yes, money does help with gaining a good education and reaching the heights of the likes such as Cosby, but attitudes actually do more.
    • New York News - Ebonics! Weird Names! $500 Shoes! - page 1 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.villagevoice.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Brenda Washington, 42, an employee of the Department of Planning and Design for Facilities Management, said the film touched topics that were familiar to her and actually left her with more questions.
    • Bill Cosby : The Temple News 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC temple-news.com [Source type: General]

    Actually, jazz is like the new Coke; it'll be around forever! Heh heh heh... .
  • (Referring to Pokémon) Pokeyman?!^ Bill Cosby's comedy has a point of reference and respect for the trappings and traditions of the great American humorists such as Charlie Chaplin, Will Rogers, W.C. Fields and Groucho Marx.
    • Children's Literature - Meet Bill Cosby 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.childrenslit.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Cosby Show made small references to the The Simpsons, including one episode where Bill wore a Bart Simpson mask, and The Simpsons made small references to The Cosby Show, including the character of Dr. Hibbert, a direct reference to Cosby.
    • Bill Cosby News and Trivias at CelebrityWonder.com 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Listed below are links to weblogs that reference The Case of Bill Cosby vs. Tommy Smothers' Head : .
    • The Case of Bill Cosby vs. Tommy Smothers' Head - WFMU's Beware of the Blog 9 February 2010 12:53 UTC blog.wfmu.org [Source type: General]

    .Pokeyman with the "pokey" and the "man" and the thing where the guy comes out of the thing and then he (mumbles incoherently, flaps ears) oh ah ah ah ah!^ For all the woes of segregation, there were some good things to come out of it,” Cosby and Poussaint write.
    • ‘This Is How We Lost to the White Man’ - The Atlantic(May 2008) 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC www.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The things that Jesse has come out for and he’s been against, these are things I’m talking about, too.
    • Exploring race: Cosby to blacks: Come on people, it's time for change 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC newsblogs.chicagotribune.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I certainly can’t tell the man what to say – but I can get at him after it comes out.
    • This Is The Difference Between Bill Cosby and Jason Whitlock « The Starting Five 10 February 2010 12:15 UTC thestartingfive.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Spoof of Bill Cosby, The Simpsons, Children of a Lesser Clod

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William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr., Ed.D (July 12, 1937), known as Bill Cosby, is a famous American comedian. He has been a regular star of movies and television as well.

Cosby is the creator of such shows as Filmation's animated Fat Albert, NBC's The Cosby Show (in which he played a doctor named Heathcliff Huxtable) and Nick at Nite's Fatherhood (with Blair Underwood).

On television, he starred in the 1960s spy spoof I Spy, and has also advertised Jell-o products.

On the big screen, he appeared in Leonard Part 6 (1987), Ghost Dad (1990), and The Meteor Man (1993).

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